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Is Netflix Really Saving Cinema?

‘The Irishman’ and ‘Marriage Story’ are Oscar-worthy films that screened in theaters first. That sounds familiar.

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TThere were supposed to be newspapers and phone booths in the downstairs lobby of the Belasco Theatre, the 112-year-old Broadway showplace on West 44th Street that Netflix rented and repurposed to premiere Martin…

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A. S. Hamrah

A. S. Hamrah

A. S. Hamrah is the film critic for n+1 magazine. He is the author of the book The Earth Dies Streaming: Film Writing, 2002–2018.